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Contains:  IC 2948, lambda Cen nebula, IC 2944, NGC 3766, IC 2872, IC 2714, NGC 3603, NGC 3576, NGC 3572, NGC 3532, eta Car nebula, NGC 3372, NGC 3324, NGC 3293, M 43, NGC 1982, The star δCru, The star ηCru, The star θ2Cru, The star θ1Cru, The star λCen, The star ο2Cen, The star ο1Cen, Part of the constellation Carina (Car)
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The Pyramids embrace Carina, 


The Pyramids embrace Carina

The Pyramids embrace Carina

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Samyang 135mm f/2

Imaging camera:Canon 6D

Mount:iOptron Skytracker

Resolution: 1720x1036

Dates:Feb. 14, 2019

Frames: 63x30"

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.97 days

Avg. Moon phase: 66.58% job: 2642746

RA center: 170.384 degrees

DEC center: -59.353 degrees

Pixel scale: 30.806 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 169.268 degrees

Field radius: 8.591 degrees

Data source: Traveller


Astrophotography? Digital Art? Landscape Photography? Or mere Astro-landscape-collage? Is everything permissible?

I have assembled this photograph (a collage joining the southern Carina constellation with the Giza Pyramids) to expose the mystification around a lot of dubious taste images that are assaulting the social media, including astrobin. In fact, they are VERY EASY to make. You just need a photo of some monument, observatory, or landscape, a SO-SO Milky-Way image (it doesn't need to be good, just very COLORFUL) and a bit of tinkering with image processing software. And voilà, you are just one step from stardom!

The Carina area image was taken by myself last year:
(It is not even a good image, my tripod was a bit loose and the stars show trails.)

The pyramids' beautiful photo was taken by Galen Oakes:



License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons

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The Pyramids embrace Carina,